SAP and Accenture partner to help businesses adopt GenAI

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SAP has announced it is collaborating with Accenture to support organizations to adopt generative AI across their core business processes.

As part of the collaboration, the companies will create AI-enabled solutions and use cases that can enhance an organization’s investment in SAP technology by improving business performance and employee productivity, in turn improving time to value with SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Accenture will also expand its SAP Business AI technology and SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) capabilities to help clients power critical business processes in the cloud and enhance the way enterprise users interact with SAP applications.

Enterprises looking to leverage SAP’s GenAI copilot, Joule, will be supported by Accenture to “take the SAP software experience to the next level” by changing how business decisions are made.

Accenture will explore new solutions and use cases such as leveraging GenAI to help accelerate the transition from legacy SAP ERP Central Component to SAP S/4HANA Cloud by auto-generating code, documentation and test scripts, among others.

Accenture also said it is working with a global life sciences company to trial a GenAI-based chatbot that is integrated with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and can provide users with access to training videos, processes and documents with the ability to translate these materials into several languages.

Karthik Narain, group chief executive of technology, Accenture, said: “Through our strengthened collaboration with SAP, we can help our clients leverage the transformative potential of GenAI to address complex and pressing business needs, unlocking their full potential.”

Juergen Mueller, chief technology officer, SAP SE, said: “Generative AI offers a whole new world of opportunities for our customers. By deeply embedding SAP Business AI capabilities into our business processes and analytics built on SAP BTP, organizations can create AI-powered extensions and applications, enabling them to keep up with the fast pace of innovation and maintain the flexibility they need.

“Our partnership with Accenture allows us to bring SAP Business AI and SAP BTP together to create AI-enabled solutions and tools personalized to our customers’ needs to accelerate their realization of business value in the cloud.”